to work will take place in chicago and ft. hood, texas, as part of the ongoing initiative. and happy birthday to larry the twitter bird. the association turns seven years old today. and yes, named after basketball legend larry bird. on msnbc. the pentagon is considering a $150 million makeover of guantanamo prison. '70s icon david cassidy talks about how he's helping a cause close to his heart. keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather sports and more, i'm richard lui, along with bill karins, thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good thursday.